Greeley Closes 95th Avenue Bridge for Repairs
Greeley’s city engineer decided to close 95th Avenue Bridge today (Dec. 20) in advance of early 2019 repair work.
As the northwest Greeley bridge aged, city officials closely monitored its structural health. In June, based on the recommendation of the state bridge inspector, Greeley put weight restrictions into place on 95th Avenue Bridge when signs of aging indicated the bridge should no longer regularly support vehicles weighing more than 10 tons.
Since this summer, the bridge’s condition continued to worsen. The state bridge inspector and Greeley’s monitoring indicated the need to completely close the bridge before its condition deteriorated further and before the bridge became an increased safety concern.
City officials began working toward repair designs last summer and now staff anticipate construction and repair work to begin as soon as February with the bridge to reopen as soon as April.
Safety remains essential in Greeley officials’ decision-making process, and the safety of drivers and the health of the bridge make this a clear and easy decision. City staff understand the importance of 95th Avenue Bridge as a north-south connection for Greeley and Weld County.
Digital message boards and road signs will direct drivers to use 83rd Avenue as a detour during the closure.
For more information, contact City Engineer Tom Hellen at 970-350-9793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 20, 2018